Traveling Begonias

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The slow death of a well-intentioned blog

Kate BegoniaComment

I can’t believe I haven’t written anything in over 2 months. In that time I’ve taken another trip to Oahu for my 50th birthday and to Ashland Oregon for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

I am at another crossroads in some ways. I’ve realized I can’t have a business that is based on traveling right now because my husband travels all the time with his job. So trying to fit my own travel around his schedule would mean we would never have any time together as a family. That isn’t fair to any of us so I’ve decided to put off the concept of Traveling Begonias until after the kids go to college…a mere 5 years away.

In the meantime I’ll still travel as much as possible but it will likely be family travel (looking forward to Alaska in August!) And I won’t be doing any major buying or showcasing because it all costs more than I can make with a part-time business. So here I am…hopes set aside for now.

I will, however, set up an online store to sell the items I’ve procured in my travels as well as the handbags I’ve designed over the past 6 months with silk I brought back from India. Maybe I can make the online marketplace work. We’ll see.

Thanks for all the support over the past 15 months. It’s given me so much more appreciation for small business owners. I truly respect the hustle and sacrifice now.